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Old 04-05-2012, 07:14 PM
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not me i don't like the shift thingy or the grill or the headlights.......but the 8 speed trans on the Hemi will be awesome
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Heck i like that they incorporated the air bag suspension option the Cherokee's have.
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There isnt one new feature that I dont like. I am most certainly buying one.
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I take the seats if anything like the sport/rt on current 4G's.
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I would but man, I cant mod like I can now... tuning...
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No mention of the 4.7L. Will 2012 be the last year???
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Considering the power of the Pentastar and an 8 Speed Auto, they may be getting rid of the 4.7. Not a bad thing when you consider the Pentastar's output is just as good as the 3rd Gen 4.7 which is what I had. I personally am not a fan of the refreshed look, the knob to change gears on the dash is a big NO to me. But I'm sure other models with have the standard shifter, it's just the Laramie that may have the Euro styled knob shift on the dash. The only thing I like is the auto level air bag assisted rear suspension for when you have a load in the back, that's pretty smart. Other than that, I'm happy to keep my big blue rig
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What's the pentastar output? I'm not against a v6 in place of a v8 if it makes the same power but I thought the pentastar was like 295hp and less torque, the 4.7L is 310hp and 330 lbft. Still a ways off. I don't like v6's, they are not well balanced and are not as reliable.

I guess with the MDS on the hemi though the mpg ratings are pretty close for the 4.7L and hemi, so it seems like a good choice to dump the 4.7L.

I just find it kind of funny because they are claiming 17/24 mpg for the pentastar, and I nearly get that with my 4.7L. I get about 16-17 city and 20-22 hwy. Pair the 4.7L with the 8 speed and I bet it would do well with mpg.
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All aluminum Pentastar is 305 hp and all 8 speeds will have the knob with forward and reverse controls on the steering wheel for when you are wearing gloves.
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